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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

196 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 40
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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felsenpils

Wisconsin

2.3/5  rDev -42.4%

Overall, I like this beer. It is a very solid example of American micro pilsener. The bottle says "German-style brew", but there is nothing in Germany even close to this. The ample addition of caramel malts is the first problem, the use of dry hopping the second. The cloying mouthfeel and the aromatic hop oil aftertaste scream American micro. If you like Samuel Adam´s Noble PIls or Victory`s Prima Pils, you will like this one. If you like Bitburger and Warsteiner, you will not.

11-04-2012 02:00:24 | More by felsenpils
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

06-20-2013 11:35:58 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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kdwruck

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.8%

07-09-2013 02:09:39 | More by kdwruck
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.8%

12-26-2013 21:44:45 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.8%

12-04-2012 19:50:10 | More by smartassboiler
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.8%

05-13-2013 22:55:31 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.8%

09-18-2012 16:38:09 | More by soccerfancooch
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Jd2391

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.8%

04-18-2013 18:47:54 | More by Jd2391
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cosine


3/5  rDev -24.8%

01-15-2013 20:21:28 | More by cosine
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WaywardSeaman

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.8%

11-23-2012 21:29:37 | More by WaywardSeaman
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.8%

12-11-2013 01:04:21 | More by XmnwildX12
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bboven

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -22.8%

Cloudy straw-colored body wth no head or lacing. Looks more like a hefe than a pilsener.

Aroma of sweet grain and skunked hops.

Taste is super-hoppy for a pilsener, they overload the palate and barely let the malt show through.

Mouthfeel is right on, highly carbonated and drying.

I was disappointed with this one. There are a lot of stylistic errors here, but it's a decent drink. Though not one I would seek out again.

02-24-2008 21:18:35 | More by bboven
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -22.3%

08-29-2014 23:14:50 | More by Hallertau
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -21.1%

Looks the part...a very clean, clear gold with a frothy white head on top...European style hops on the nose and the buds...pretty good maltiness, but the hops are this beers calling card...a husky hop bite with long lingering bitterness on the finish.

This isn't my type of beer, but tastes pretty close to what I envisioned a beer billed as a german style pilsner to taste like..

04-22-2002 22:20:57 | More by ZAP
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Westsidethreat

California

3.23/5  rDev -19%

Thanks to JeffKrenner for this beer.

A: Vivacious golden rod color with thousands of scurrying bubbles vortexing too and fro. Head is quite spectacular, full and creamy made up of tight off white bubbles. So far so good.

S: Noble hops, aluminum, grass clippings and corn pops.

T: Begins very metallic. Transitions to soft green fruits; pear, grape and apple. Some really minor honeysuckle, clover and melon. Finishes mildly bitter with more metallic tastes.

M: Medium body and soft

D: Not bad. Not a huge fan of the flavor that my wife likes to refer to as the “yuck, coins” flavor.

06-30-2007 03:20:10 | More by Westsidethreat
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-09-2013 05:03:37 | More by Zbeetleman
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dna1964dna

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

01-01-2013 05:52:56 | More by dna1964dna
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bman_85

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

09-29-2012 20:37:43 | More by bman_85
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

09-12-2013 18:52:45 | More by CityofBals
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-31-2014 00:23:46 | More by assman79
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -15.3%

12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" white head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Head is quickly down to a skim of teensy bubbles, with average slow-falling lace. Aroma is minimal, with pale malt sweetness trying to take a stand. Taste starts with the pale malts, goes a touch fruity in the middle, and then closes with a slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and definitely sedate, and drinkability is not bad either. This beer seems to be trying to fly under the radar, not too much standout, but nothing bad either.

08-04-2008 22:49:25 | More by ppoitras
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -14.8%

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A - Medium sized white cap of tight head. Light golden in color with good clarity. Good lacing on the glass.

S - I'm finding a little bit of noble hops but this beer seems to be slightly light struck. There are some husky grain smells also.

T - Very quick and light malt to a good grassy hop flavor mid palate. I get some of that skunkiness mixing it up with the hops throughout. Crisp feel to its finish with a grassy hop that lingers for a while.

M - Nice carbonation to the beer helping accentuate the hop flavors. Light body, very dry.

O - Great appearance. I'm disappointed in the condition of the beer although it wasn't completely ruined. Flavor wise the green bottle character somewhat mimicked, to an extent, the hops.

09-24-2012 01:56:23 | More by Jparker37
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Treebs

Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -14.5%

12 oz bottle served in a COAST brewing curved pint. Split with the fiancee.

A: Pours a solid gold color with a pure white head forming on pour. It recedes slowly to a thick cap with tons of sticky lace.

S: Sticky German hops with that specific spicy bite. Pale malts with a little bit of mineral-like qualities to it.

T: Typical German hop profile, slightly gluey with pale cracker malt and some wheat like qualities. Lightly spiced hop quality as well.

M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation level. Slightly sweet finish.

O: Pretty typical German style lager. The hops are the star which is standard for the style. Nothing mind blowing.

05-15-2013 23:11:52 | More by Treebs
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JDV

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -14%

Bottle courtesy of IowaHerkeye. Thanks!
Pours rich golden into a pilsner glass with a nice bubbly and foamy white head giving good lacing. Smell is nice light malt, a bit lemony, tangy yeast and nice fresh breadiness. Taste is a touch thin, but nicely crisp, a hint lemony and very refreshing with a nice neutral bitterness. Easy to drink with no off flavors and a uniqueness to it. Simple but nice.

04-06-2008 00:35:57 | More by JDV
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Alex_Weinard

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-16-2014 03:53:45 | More by Alex_Weinard
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Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.